Thursday, August 16, 2012

Touching the Sky

Life after the civil war is hard for everyone, Black, white, confederate, union supporter.  Those who fought for the confederacy are struggling not just with returning to normal life, but also with wounded pride. Those who supported the union are having problems as well.  In Corpus Christi, TX those who supported the union are having a hard time reconnecting with people they had known their whole lives. For Laura and her family, a family that supported the union, life is complicated. They wants healing for their city and nation, but many still see them as the enemy.  Add dating into the mix and life is sure to be crazy. Follow the adventures, heartache, and resounding success of Laura and her family in the pages of this book.  

I always love what Tracie Peterson writes, but I have to say that this wasn't my favorite book that she has written. (We are still talking 4 out of 5 stars, just not my favorite of hers). I think it has more to do with the civil war than any of the writing. I feel that pain of brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor so heavily, and that makes it hard to read. In many ways I still see how our nation has to keep healing from scars that we're first inflicted way back then and it is disheartening. I have to remind myself that ultimately the LORD is in control of everything, and loves us each equally and that his love is the only thing that will truly heal. Time does not heal all wounds, God does.   

A review copy was provided to me by the publisher, my opinions are my own.

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